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  • Upgrading to 1803

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      • #1986059 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have a windows 10 vers 1703 with only 32GB hard drive. Difficulties to upgrade to vers 1803.

        What are my options?

      • #1986134 Reply
        Da Boss

        Susan Bradley ran into the same problem with an HP Envy Note 5000.
        This was her solution. Start here and follow the links to learn more.
        I found more topics on the subject by putting “32GB + upgrade” (without quotes) in the search box on the right.

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      • #1986139 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        That would largely depend on what else you have.

        Is it one of those models with the disk soldered on, or is it replaceable? If the latter, I’d recommend upgrading the disk first.

        Not sure if the option to use external storage while updating Windows was already there in those versions.

        User satisfaction with Windows 10 on devices with a non-upgradable 32 GB disk is fairly universally low, anyway. Only way I’ve found to make people happy with those is to install either Windows 8.1 or some variant of Linux… and on some of these models, neither of those works anyway.

      • #1986639 Reply

        I assume OP is using the 32bit or X86 version of Win10 as the 64bit version is impossible to fit on a puny 32 gig hard drive.

        really need to upgrade the main hard drive to 64Gb or even 128Gb

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        • #1986687 Reply
          AskWoody MVP

          100% agree with the storage upgrade and to further that go for an SSD of at least 120Gb (64Gb will soon fill up too) I’d also add that v1803 is nearing it’s end of support cycle.

          Have you thought about v1809 (until May 2020)

          Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
          • #1986931 Reply

            OP has yet to confirm or verify which edition of Win10 v1703 is being used on that computer (Win10 Home or Win10 Pro?). run winver.exe to show the About Windows dialog box that will display the build number and Edition.

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